Meghan Markle's dad Thomas delivers letter to Oprah Winfrey asking for interview to tell 'his side of story'
Meghan Markle’s father reportedly hand-delivered a letter to Oprah Winfrey at her $76M luxury estate in Montecito, California, on Thursday, March 25, asking for an interview to talk about his strained relationship with his daughter and to present his side of the story. This comes after Markle opened about her father’s betrayal during the bombshell interview that aired in January. He is said to have delivered the note to a masked security guard outside the chat show host’s house.
“Thomas delivered a letter to Oprah asking her to contact him so he could tell his side of the story. This was not a note to Meghan and Harry, it was meant for Oprah. Thomas watched the interview she did with them and feels he deserves a chance to have his say," a source told The Sun.
Meghan’s residence is only a mile away from Winfrey’s, but it’s been three years since Thomas spoke to his daughter and he has never met his son-in-law Harry and grandson Archie in person.
However, it isn’t the first time Thomas has written to Winfrey asking for an interview. Exactly a year before the latest interview, in January 2020, Thomas had expressed, “I was going to write Oprah a letter asking her to let me have an opportunity to speak.” He and Meghan had a fallout before her wedding to Harry. The decorated TV lighting expert is said to be living in Rosarito, Mexico.
During her interview with Winfrey, Meghan accused her father of “betraying” her with regard to posing for the paparazzi. She said it would cause problems protecting her own children. Reportedly, she was talking about a notice sent to photographers on her and Harry’s behalf, “warning” them to respect her father’s privacy.
She told Winfrey, “When I said we won't be able to protect our own kids one day and I said: ‘So I just need you to tell me and if you tell me the truth, we can help’. He wasn't able to do that. And that for me has really resonated, especially now as a mother. I look at Archie, I think about this child, and I genuinely can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child.”
However, two days after Winfrey’s interview, Thomas appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and called Harry “snotty”. He even claimed that Meghan and Harry “scolded” him when he was hospitalized due to a heart attack before their wedding.
He even slammed Meghan and Harry’s claims about the royal family being “racist” as a “dumb question” and called their claims “bulls**t”. However, he is willing to mend his relationship with his daughter. He told Good Morning America, “She made a statement saying she lost me - she didn't lose me, I would've always been there for her, I'm there for her now if she wants me. We all make mistakes - but I’ve never played naked pool or dressed like Hitler like Harry did.”